(Saturday, July 11, 1964) — “Memphis, Tennessee” by Johnny Rivers peaked today at #2 on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks.
(Saturday, July 11, 1964) — “No Particular Place to Go” by Chuck Berry peaked today at #10 on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for one week.
(Saturday, July 11, 1964) — “Don’t Throw Your Love Away” by The Searchers peaked today at #16 on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for one week.
(Saturday, July 11, 1964, morning BST) — Back in London from last night’s northern premiere of A Hard Day’s Night, three of the four Beatles (John Lennon was absent) recorded an open-end interview this morning to be sent to radio stations in the U.S. to promote local showings of the band’s first feature film.
(Friday, July 11, 1884) — New York Governor Grover Cleveland was nominated president today at the Democratic National Convention meeting at the Exposition Building in Chicago. Continue reading Democrats nominate Cleveland-Hendricks ticket 130 years ago today (July 11 1884)
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(Wednesday, July 11, 1804, shortly after 7 a.m. local time) — U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr mortally wounded former Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton during a pistol duel this morning in Weehawken, New Jersey. Hamilton was carried to the home of William Bayard on the Manhattan shore, where he died at 2:00 p.m. the next day.